are a Native American
people originally inhabiting the area in and around Los Angeles, California
, previously known as the "Gabrieleno" or "San Gabrieleno" tribe. Tongva
means "people of the earth" in the Tongvann. (They are sometimes referred to as the Gabrieleno-Tongva tribe.)
The name of their creation deity, Quaoar (deity), has been used to name a large object in the Kuiper belt.